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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 8 (Revised) Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 13 June 2001

 


 

Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Kenneth D. Macleod, Minister of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, led Time for Reflection.

2. Oaths and Affirmations: The following members took the oath of allegiance before the Clerk—

Brian Fitzpatrick

Stewart Stevenson

3. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2003—That the Parliament agrees the following revisions to the Business Motion agreed on 6 June 2001—

Wednesday 13 June 2001

after ‘Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill’, delete

‘2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill’ and insert:

‘2.00 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill’

 

 

Thursday 14 June 2001

delete all for that day and insert:

‘9.30 am Stage 1 Debate on the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill

followed by Procedures Committee Debate on its Reports on Written Parliamentary Questions and Changes to Standing Orders

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm European Committee Debate on its Report on the Common

Fisheries Policy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1937 Cathy Jamieson: Adult Learners’ Week’

The motion was agreed to.

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2008—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Housing (Scotland) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when the meeting is suspended) –

Group 1 to Group 6 – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Group 7 to Group 10 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Group 11 to Group 15 – no later than 4 hours

Group 16 to Group 24 – no later than 6 hours

Group 25 to Group 32 – no later than 7 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 7 hours 30 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

5. Housing (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3:

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 36, 37, 153, 40, 42, 43, 151, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 62, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 83, 84, 85, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 198, 129, 130, 131, 134, 175, 135, 139, 189, 147, 148, 149.

The following amendments were agreed to by division—

27 (For 66, Against 44, Abstentions 1)

59 (For 68, Against 27, Abstentions 2)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

20 (For 32, Against 70, Abstentions 0)

21 (For 33, Against 80, Abstentions 0)

2 (For 31, Against 79, Abstentions 1)

4 (For 33, Against 80, Abstentions 0)

5 (For 31, Against 81, Abstentions 1)

6 (For 30, Against 83, Abstentions 1)

7 (For 44, Against 67, Abstentions 2)

32 (For 30, Against 81, Abstentions 0)

35 (For 2, Against 109, Abstentions 0)

38 (For 17, Against 93, Abstentions 0)

39 (For 2, Against 105, Abstentions 0)

154 (For 31, Against 80, Abstentions 0)

44 (For 31, Against 81, Abstentions 1)

47 (For 31, Against 82, Abstentions 0)

194 (For 4, Against 109, Abstentions 0)

52 (For 30, Against 79, Abstentions 0)

53 (For 2, Against 105, Abstentions 1)

155 (For 2, Against 93, Abstentions 0)

67 (For 2, Against 102, Abstentions 0)

73 (For 31, Against 80, Abstentions 0)

75 (For 17, Against 98, Abstentions 0)

9 (For 35, Against 84, Abstentions 1)

81 (For 50, Against 68, Abstentions 1)

157 (For 35, Against 82, Abstentions 0)

158 (For 34, Against 85, Abstentions 0)

159 (For 33, Against 86, Abstentions 0)

160 (For 35, Against 84, Abstentions 0)

162 (For 35, Against 86, Abstentions 0)

164 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

166 (For 34, Against 86, Abstentions 0)

168 (For 34, Against 86, Abstentions 0)

89 (For 35, Against 85, Abstentions 0)

90 (For 33, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

91 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

170 (For 35, Against 84, Abstentions 0)

127 (For 35, Against 86, Abstentions 1)

128 (For 32, Against 85, Abstentions 2)

196 (For 33, Against 85, Abstentions 2)

197 (For 33, Against 86, Abstentions 2)

200 (For 36, Against 84, Abstentions 0)

172 (For 36, Against 83, Abstentions 1)

173 (For 37, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

201 (For 36, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

202 (For 36, Against 82, Abstentions 0)

174 (For 34, Against 85, Abstentions 1)

137 (For 34, Against 84, Abstentions 1)

176 (For 31, Against 81, Abstentions 2)

179 (For 33, Against 82, Abstentions 0)

180 (For 48, Against 67, Abstentions 0)

181 (For 46, Against 66, Abstentions 0)

182 (For 48, Against 67, Abstentions 0)

183 (For 49, Against 68, Abstentions 0)

184 (For 49, Against 67, Abstentions 0)

10 (For 34, Against 82, Abstentions 0)

140 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

141 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

11 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

142 (For 2, Against 114, Abstentions 0)

143 (For 3, Against 110, Abstentions 0)

144 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

185 (For 50 ,Against 67, Abstentions 1)

187 (For 51, Against 67, Abstentions 0)

188 (For 51, Against 66, Abstentions 0)

12 (For 51, Against 67, Abstentions 0)

146 (For 34, Against 83, Abstentions 1)

190 (For 35, Against 82, Abstentions 0)

Amendment 199 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Other amendments were not moved or were pre-empted.

6. Housing (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Social Justice moved S1M-2000—That the Parliament agrees that the Housing (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 114, Against 1, Abstentions 0).

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 6 as noted above.

 

The meeting closed at 7.22 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

13 June 2001

 

Appendix

(Note: this Appendix does not form part of the Minutes)

 

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 7 June 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Crofting Community Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/208)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Right to Time Off for Study or Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/211)

laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999

The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/212)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 8 June 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Existing Facilities in Quality Partnership Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/218)

laid under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/219)

laid under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

The Suckler Cow Premium (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/225)—

The Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/226)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 11 June 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grants (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/220)—

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/221)—

The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/224)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/222)—

The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/223)—

The Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/227)—

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/228)—

The Students’ Allowances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/229)—

laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/230)

laid under the Gaming Act 1968

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 13 June 2001 and is subject to annulment

The BSE Monitoring (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/231)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 June 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Historic Buildings Council for Scotland Annual Report 1999-2000 (SE/2001/122)

laid under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953

SPCB Papers

The following booklet was published on 11 June 2001

External Liaison Unit: Scotland and Europe: A European Seminar, February 2001 (SP Paper 341)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on

8 June 2001—

Procedures Committee 2nd Report, 2001: Report into the Volume of Written Parliamentary Questions and the Scottish Executive's Speed of Response, and related matters (SP Paper 346)

Procedures Committee 3rd Report, 2001: Changes to the Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 347)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 26th Report 2001: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Housing (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 350)

The following Reports were published on 13 June 2001—

Health and Community Care Committee, 12th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 351)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 27th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 352)

Justice 2 Committee, 8th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 353)

 

 
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